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Evening Newscast 05-09-16

May 9, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Missoula County Attorney says her predecessor may have improperly removed a box from what’s supposed to be a secure file storage area.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today denied the permit for the Gateway Pacific terminal in Washington state. That's bad news for the Crow Tribe, which was hoping the port would allow them to open a new mine on the reservation and ship tens of millions of dollars worth of coal overseas.

A nonprofit organization says Montana's campaign finance laws are so vague and broad that the state regulator can enforce them against groups he dislikes, while ignoring similar allegations against groups he does not.

Morning Newscast 05-09-16

May 9, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A federal appeals court is expected to issue a ruling soon that could limit prosecutions of medical marijuana users and dispensaries in eight Western states that allow medical marijuana.

Researchers are working on a plan to study wolverines in four Rocky Mountain states to see if the animals can be reintroduced to some regions to increase the populations and see how they might travel between mountain ranges.

Businesses that offer tour helicopter rides in Glacier National Park are fighting off criticism that the helicopters are making too much noise and disturbing visitors, saying noise pollution is kept to a minimum and not disturbing the wildlife and tranquility of one of the jewels of the national park system.

Evening Newscast 05-06-16

May 6, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Crime victims would get expanded rights under a constitutional amendment that qualified for the Montana ballot today.

A lawyer for the state is asking a judge to fine and remove from office Bozeman State Representative Art Wittich, whom he says committed the most serious violation of campaign laws in Montana history.

An investigator with the Montana Human Rights Bureau says there is no reason to believe that Lee Enterprises discriminated against former Missoulian editor Sherry Devlin.

Evening Newscast 05-04-16

May 5, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Efforts to allow grizzly bear hunting in Montana have taken a couple of steps forward.

Gov. Steve Bullock has released ten years of tax returns as he further differentiates himself from his Republican opponent, Greg Gianforte, in his bid for re-election.

Montana's commissioner of political practices is touting the state's new online campaign finance filing system as a success after its first major test this week.

Morning Newscast 05-05-16

May 5, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

The issue of infrastructure is becoming a central focus in the Montana governor's race, as both sides blamed the other for the political deadlock that has kept state officials from establishing a funding source for roads, bridges, sewers and other projects.

Supporters of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders say the race for the Democratic nomination is not over. With one month to go before Montana’s primary election, they’ve scheduled a training session and rally Saturday in Butte.

Visitors will be able to enter Yellowstone National Park through the park's east entrance starting this week.

Wildlife managers from 18 states with wild elk herds just wrapped up a two-day meeting in Missoula at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Evening Newscast 05-04-16

May 4, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Roads, bridges and other infrastructure are becoming a central focus in the Montana governor's race.

Wildlife managers from 18 states with wild elk herds just wrapped up a two-day meeting in Missoula at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

A committee that has been studying how best to handle growth at Bozeman High School is recommending that the school district build a second high school that would open in 2020.

Conservation groups say the federal government is failing to protect furbearing animals from trappers and hunters.

Morning Newscast 05-04-16

May 4, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Montana yesterday. That included a stop in Browning, where she announced that the Blackfeet Tribe will soon begin participating in the $1.9 billion Indian Land buy-back program.

Montana attorneys are defending the state's new campaign finance law against a gun rights organization that wants parts of it blocked before June's primary elections.

Authorities say a 28-year-old man died in a house fire in Sheridan, Wyoming and another person was treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Evening Newscast 05-03-16

May 3, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was in Montana today, using Hauser Lake as a backdrop while urging Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Montana attorneys are defending the state's new campaign finance law against a gun-rights organization that wants parts of it blocked before June's primary elections.

The City of Missoula says the recent sale of the city’s water utility company should mean lower rates, but instead, city residents are being overcharged for water.

Morning Newscast 05-03-16

May 3, 2016
MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to allow only Republican-registered voters to participate in its primary elections. But the case will go on in a federal appeals court.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte put $200,000 of his own money into his campaign last month, pushing his fundraising total for the campaign over a million dollars.

Utah associate athletic director Kyle Brennan has been named the new athletic director at Montana State University.

Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed a Missoula casino at gunpoint and then fled the scene.

Wildlife managers from 18 states and two federal agencies are in Missoula Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The second annual “elk summit” allows leaders of the advocacy group a chance to tell wildlife managers about their priorities and vice versa, says Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Spokesman Mark Holyoak.

Evening Newscast 05-02-16

May 2, 2016
MTPR Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte put $200,000 of his own money into his campaign last month, pushing his fundraising total for the campaign over a million dollars.

A Billings attorney who was disbarred last summer now faces federal wire fraud charges for keeping $65,500 that should have been distributed to the family of a man who was killed in a car crash.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte says he’ll back whoever his party nominates to run for president this year.

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